Solid wood dining sets are a valuable addition to your home and can become an heirloom piece to pass down to the next generation. Many types of wood work well in dining room sets, but cherry wood has become a favorite thanks to its durability and beauty.
Cherry wood does not rot easily and is easy to carve into a variety of shapes. It has exceptional impact resistance and is even popular as a hardwood flooring option. A cherry wood dining room set can also add to the warmth and hospitality of your dining room.
Like other types of wooden furniture, cherry wood dining room sets come in many sizes and styles. Assess the specifications for each set to ensure it has the weight limits and overall dimensions you need for your household and space. Most cherry wood chairs have weight limits over 250 lbs., but some are slightly lower.
Some sets also include manufactured wood (MDF), rubberwood, or other materials besides solid cherry wood. MDF makes an excellent addition to tables and chairs thanks to its strength, so it works well for reinforcing cherry wood. Cherry wood tables rarely include metal other than the nails and screws, but occasionally, the table or chair frames include iron or stainless steel besides the cherry top or backrests.
The chairs included with cherry wood dining sets usually include upholstered seats for maximum comfort but don't always have upholstery on the backrests. You can also add custom cushions to wood chairs, but built-in upholstery is the most stylish option. Popular upholstery options include microfiber, polyester, and faux leather.
Besides standard 28"-33" tables, counter-height tables are also popular for casual dining environments. These tables range from 34"-39" inches, and sets with this height range also include chairs that are taller than average. Bar-height tables are not typical for dining room sets.
Chair styles also vary, and many omit armrests to make them easier to sit down in. Active families with children who frequently use the table for homework or snacks may find it easiest to use chairs without armrests. Some dining sets even have low-back chairs or stools, but these are not common because they can be uncomfortable for sitting for long periods.
Ivory Counter Height Dining Set
Constructed from durable MDF with solid cherry wood veneers, this dining room set is slightly higher than other dining room tables but not high enough to be uncomfortable. The gorgeous leatherette upholstery is available in ivory and dark cherry options, so you can keep your dining room's mood light and inviting or mature and elegant.
White Counter Height Dining Set
The set combines a kitchen island's spacious functionality with a traditional formal dining set's luxurious appeal. The base features open shelving and a stemware rack for additional storage and display. Although only the tops of the seats and table display the wood's natural cherry finish, it contrasts beautifully with the black or white finished MDF and rubberwood components.
Round Counter Height Dining Set
Since this set is counter-height and only has four chairs, it works perfectly in your main dining room and kitchen or bar. The bronze finish on the table and chair legs provides a subtle contrast with the light cherry finish. The 42" diameter table is large enough for most meals but still allows family members to sit close to each other.
Glass Wood Dining Set
The vertical vent in these chairs' backs makes them a unique addition to modern, elegant living rooms. The real showstopper is the table with a glass insert that lights up to set the mood. The cherry wood is subtle but adds texture to the set overall, making it a stellar statement piece for sleek modern rooms.
Butterfly Leaf Solid Wood Dining Set
This gorgeous traditional dining set is perfect for Victorian-inspired rooms and lovers of antique furniture. The elaborate brocade-inspired upholstery adds rich depth to your decor, and the intricate details on each chair are sure to draw compliments from guests. The table is easy to expand to welcome extra guests with a butterfly leaf extension and eight chairs.
Brown Cherry Dining Set
A simple dining set like this clearly shows off the cherry wood's natural variations and beautiful finish. It has large vents in the chair backs that help guests stay comfortable even after sitting for long periods. The chairs are comfortably deep and wide, with ivory seat cushions for a pop of contrast that matches almost any room.
Faux Leather Extendable Dining Set
This impressive dining set works beautifully in large light-colored dining rooms. Although it looks like it might overwhelm a room at first glance, the cherry wood makes it rich and inviting. The faux leather chairs have tufted detailing for a silhouette that's worthy of a corporate boardroom. It includes two leaves,so you can adjust its size as needed.
Breakfast Nook Dining Set
Breakfast nook sets work well in dining rooms that small families use for various purposes during the day. This set uses a bright white finish but lets the cherry finish show through the seats and tabletop. The bench is perfect for little ones who like to wiggle around or spread out their homework supplies while they work.
Antique Cherry Counter Height Dining Set
This counter-height table has shelves built-in underneath it for storage, but you can leave them bare to let the beautiful wood shine on its own. The seats and chair backs are upholstered with easy-to-clean polyester. The nailhead trim around the seats and gently curved back on the chairs add a hint of casual charm to the set without distracting the viewer.
Solid Manufactured Wood Dining Set
The simple silhouette of these chairs provides ample support as you sit and talk with family members during or between meals. Choose from a 60" long and 78" long table, both with six chairs included. The addition of manufactured wood in the seats gives each chair an astonishing 350 lbs. weight limit, one of the highest capacities available for cherry wood.